Like Antoine Roussel did on his second-period goal on which Faksa had an assist, Faksa started the rush that led to his winner.
Blues defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk tied the game at 1-1 with 8:28 left in the third period with a shot from the top of the left circle after Dallas failed to clear the puck out of the zone. Brian Elliott was the real star for the Blues, stopping 40 of 42 Dallas Stars shots.
Game 2 is Sunday in the best-of-seven series matching the Western Conference's top two teams from the regular season. The puck drops at 2:00 PM.
Fox 2 Sports reporter Zac Choate is with the Blues in Dallas and has the Game One post game recap.